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Facebook Confirms Autoplaying Video Trial For Ads In Newsfeedview story

http://techcrunch.com – Facebook is indeed rolling out autoplaying videos for ad units in your News Feed on both mobile and desktop, something the Wall Street Journal pegged for arrival just a little while before it was made official. (IT news)

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The things one learns...view story

https://www.kubuntuforums.net – I'm conducting some research on public certificate authorities. This evening I encountered a thing I would never have guessed. Thawte, one of the largest public CAs, became part of VeriSign in 1999, which then sold its entire security business to Symantec in 2010. Guess who founded the firm? Our very own SABDFL! (HowTos)

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WyzAnt Lands $21.5M From Accel To Take Its Tutoring Marketplace Global And Mobileview story

http://techcrunch.com – Building an online marketplace for local services is a tricky proposition, especially at scale. It takes time to recruit a stable of service providers, to offer deep coverage within local markets and maintain the quality of service (and the trust of customers) as the marketplace expands into new cities. (IT news)

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Office 2013 Licensingview story

http://hardforum.com – Does Microsoft sell a standard Retail version of Office 2013 that does not require creating a Microsoft account? The reason I ask is that the method of creating an account, attaching the product key, and downloading the product onto the PC works OK for a home user, but, when you are a business it's a pain. (Hardware)

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Facebook Launches “Donate” Button For Non-Profits That Also Collects Billing Info For Itselfview story

http://techcrunch.com – Facebook unveiled a “Donate Now” button today to make it much easier for non-profits to take contributions. A nice side effect for its business? (IT news)

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MyOptique Raises Another £8M To Grow Internationally And Acquire Othersview story

http://techcrunch.com – A million years ago (ok, back in 2005), Glasses Direct was founded in the UK. It wasn’t quite Warby Parker, but it did help pioneer the whole wave of online optometrist startups. (IT news)

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Microsoft’s Satya Nadella On Outgoing CEO Ballmer’s Legacy, Management Style, And Visionview story

http://techcrunch.com – ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley today published an interview with Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, one of its key executives and a candidate to be its next CEO. The discussion as written focuses on the legacy and style of the company’s outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer, with whom Nadella has worked closely. Given the CEO buzz about Nadella, his views, and criticisms of Ballmer matter. (IT news)

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Salon Booking Platform StyleSeat Goes Mobile, Ahead Of Upcoming Series Aview story

http://techcrunch.com – Salon-booking service StyleSeat has finally made its way to mobile, after seeing its smartphone usage increase from 15% during the company’s first year (2011) to now 78% of total usage today. (IT news)

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Amazon Reportedly Buys Mobile Payments Startup Gopago, Working On An ‘Ambitious’ New Projectview story

http://techcrunch.com – Looks like Amazon may have quietly made another acquisition, and another move to expand its role in the world of mobile: Italian newspapers are reporting that the e-commerce giant has acquired Gopago, a startup that offers consumers an iOS or Android mobile app to pre-pay for goods before picking them up at a store, and retailers a point-of-sale system to process those orders and more. Gopago, fou (IT news)

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Trustev Adds $500K From Notion Capital To Capitalise On The Ecommerce Boomview story

http://techcrunch.com – Ecommerce fraud prevention startup Trustev is on something of a roll. Having recently closed a $3 million seed round from investors including Greycroft Partners, Mangrove Capital Partners, ACT Venture Capital, Telefónica’s Wayra and Enterprise Ireland, it’s now adding to this with a $500,000 investment from enterprise-specialist VCs Notion Capital. (IT news)